June 1, 2001

Pondering Canadian neo-conservatism

Largely because the term “neo-conservative” is so new, there is lots of jockeying over its ownership. At an “off-the-record” gathering of prominent Canadian conservatives (of all stripes) in 1997, a...

June 1, 2001

Run-off elections revisited

In April 1998, Policy Options carried an article in which I argued that Canada’s electoral system could be greatly improved by the addition of run-off elections, to ensure that Parliament...

June 1, 2001

Make the DINKs pay

Startling news has emerged from Germany. In April of this year, the German Constitutional Court ruled that workers with no children should pay higher premiums for Germany’s nursing-insurance plan...